Cartoonists – Here, There, and Everywhere

Upcoming appearances by cartoonists.

Political Cartoons from the Holocaust to Ukraine: Resistance to Tyranny

This webinar will explore the use of political cartoons during the Holocaust and in today’s war in Ukraine. Political cartoons give hard-hitting social commentary on critical events to influence action.

Dr. Rafael Medoff will speak about cartoonists who documented the atrocities of the Holocaust to urge Americans to save Jewish and other innocent lives.

Political cartoonist Andrey Feldshteyn and exhibit curator Dr. Masha Zavialova will speak about the current exhibit at The Museum of Russian Art titled “Say No to War: Political Cartoons by Ukrainian and Russian Artists.” The two speakers will share images of the cartoons and will discuss cartooning in today’s context.

?Register by Thursday, April 20, 6:00 pm CT.

John Rose will be appearing in Harrisonburg Virginia this Saturday.

Since mid-1998, Rose has been working on the Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip. He began as an inking assistant to cartooning legend Fred Lasswell. Rose became the strip’s full-time cartoonist after Lasswell’s death in March 2001 … In addition to being the cartoonist for Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, over his career, he has created comic art for Creators Syndicate, and for books and magazines published by Scholastic, Magination Press and others. He also was a writer and inker for Archie Comic Publications for several years.

More at John’s Facebook page.

Mason Mastroianni will visit Greenwood South Carolina.

From Piedmont Technical College:

Back by popular demand, B.C. and Wizard of Id cartoonist Mason Mastroianni is the April presenter in the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Visiting Artist Lecture Series. He will be on campus Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 3:30 in Room 102 of the James C. Self Conference Center in Greenwood.

More details and a Mason profile from The Greenwood Index-Journal:

Photo courtesy of Sean Jones / Wichita Public Library

Missed it – Roz Chast in Wichita.

Trinity Ramm, for The Sunflower, reviews Roz’s recent speaking engagement.

Despite her parents’ death over a decade ago, Roz Chast still doesn’t know what the grieving process is supposed to be.

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Wichita — an annual event hosted by the Wichita Public Library that helps communities understand new perspectives through reading — Chast came to Wichita State to talk about her graphic novel memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

The memoir received the National Book Critics Circle Award upon its release in 2014 and details Chast’s experience of “not being a great caretaker” to her elderly parents who she said “weren’t great at being taken care of.”

“I can see that they’re slowly leaving the sphere of TV commercial old age,” Chast said, reading from her memoir. “Moving into that part of old age that was scarier, harder to talk about and not a part of this culture.”

Barbara Brandon-Croft coming to UC Davis (California).

  • WHO: Barbara Brandon-Croft
  • WHAT: Chancellor’s Colloquium Distinguished Speaker Series
  • WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, with reception to follow
  • WHERE: Alpha Gamma Rho Hall, Buehler Alumni Center (or livestream)
  • ADMISSION: Free, RSVPs required
  • QUESTIONS: Submit them via the RSVP link.

Barbara Brandon-Croft, the first Black woman to become a nationally syndicated newspaper cartoonist, will be the next Chancellor’s Colloquium guest, Tuesday, May 2.

“The magic in Where I’m Coming From is its ability to impress an honest image of Black life without sacrificing Black joy, bolstered by unexpected one-liners eliciting much-needed laughter,” publisher Drawn and Quarterly wrote.

“STILL …Racism in America: A Retrospective in Cartoons,” an exhibit of cartoons by Brandon-Croft and her father, will be on display at the UC Davis Design Museum from Jan. 23 to April 21 next year.

feature image by John Balda via Stephen Heller